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Green Pass Discount Plan

Green Pass Discount Plan: Offers a special 10% discount to Hybrid vehicles getting at least 45 miles to the gallon and meeting the following emissions standards:

Green E-ZPass Tag Eligible Vehicle Criteria:

  • Vehicles which are certified to the California Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) standard and achieve a United State Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) highway fuel economy rating of 45 miles per gallon or more; or

  • Pre-model year 2005 hybrid vehicles which are certified to the California Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) standard and achieve a USEPA highway fuel economy rating of 45 miles per gallon or more.

The following is a list of currently eligible vehicles*:

  • Azure Dynamics Transit Connect Electric Van (aka Ford Transit Connect), model year 2012
  • Azure Dynamics Transit Connect Electric Wagon (aka Ford Transit Connect), model year 2012
  • BMW 1 Series Active E, model year 2011
  • Cadillac ELR, model year 2014
  • Chevrolet Spark EV, model year 2014
  • Chevrolet S10 Electric, model years 1997 - 1998
  • *Chevrolet Volt, model years 2012 - 2014 with the Low Emissions Package identified by E, F, G, or H in the 5th position of the VIN
  • Fiat 500e, model year 2013
  • Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), model years 2013 - 2014
  • Ford Focus BEV, model years 2012 - 2014
  • Ford Fusion Energi PHEV, model years 2013 - 2014
  • Ford Fusion Hybrid (SULEV models only - VIN Position 5, 6, and 7 will be P0U, P0L, or P0R and VIN Position 8 will be U), model year 2014
  • Ford Ranger EV, model year 1998 - 2000
  • Honda Accord PHEV, model years 2013 - 2014
  • Honda Accord Hybrid, model year 2014
  • *Honda Civic Hybrid, model years 2006 - 2010
  • Honda FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle, model year 2008 - 2013
  • Honda Fit Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), model years 2013 - 2014
  • *Honda Insight Hybrid (automatic transmission only), model years 2005 - 2006
  • *Honda Insight Hybrid, model years 2000 - 2004
  • Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (SULEV models only - VIN Position 5, 6, 7, and 8 will be L2LU), model year 2014
  • Mercedes-Benz F Cell, model years 2011 - 2013
  • Mini Cooper Mini E, model year 2008
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV, model years 2012 - 2013
  • Nissan Leaf, model years 2011 - 2014
  • Smart fortwo Electric Drive (ED) Cabriolet and Coupe, model years 2011 and 2013 - 2014
  • Tesla Model S, model years 2012 - 2014 
  • Tesla Roadster, model years 2008 - 2011
  • *Toyota Prius C, model years 2012 - 2014 
  • *Toyota Prius Hybrid, model year 2004 - 2014
  • *Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), model years 2012 - 2014 
  • Toyota RAV4 EV, model years 2000 - 2003 and 2013 - 2014
  • Toyota Scion iQ Electric Vehicle (EV), model year 2013
  • Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, model years 2013 - 2014

*Please note that the 2011 - 2012 Honda Civic hybrid, 2010 - 2012 Honda Insight, and Toyota Prius V do not meet the fuel economy requirements of the program and therefore do not qualify. In addition, only the Ford C-Max and Chevrolet Volt models indicated above meet the emissions criteria for the program.

The special green tag should be mounted on the windshield of the qualified vehicle and is not eligible for use on other vehicles. To be eligible for the green discount, customers must first have an established E-ZPass account with the New York State Thruway Authority as indicated by the Thruway logo on your tag. This discounted rate will not be available to cash customers. Proof of vehicle registration is required to receive the special 10% discount off of the E-ZPass rate. The Authority began accepting requests for the green discount on April 1, 2006. The Green Plan cannot be combined with commuter plans. Plan Code: (GREEN).

To request the Green Discount, please send a letter and include a copy of the registration to:

E-ZPass New York Customer Service Center
Customer Account Correspondence
P.O. Box 15187
Albany, NY 12212-5187
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